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Barbara Kingsolver Quotes and Sayings

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Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

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Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

What you lose in blindness is the space around you,
the place where you are, and without that you might not exist.
You could be nowhere at all.
- Barbara Kingsolver

We're animals.
We're born like every other mammal and we live our
whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.
- Barbara Kingsolver

 

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth,
but not its twin.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed,
but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off.
- Barbara Kingsolver

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The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.
And the most you can do is live inside that hope.
- Barbara Kingsolver

It kills you to see them grow up.
But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every
living librarian who crosses my path,
on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
- Barbara Kingsolver

What keeps you going isn't some fine destination but just the road you're on,
and the fact that you know how to drive.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind,
who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent.
- Barbara Kingsolver

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The truth needs so little rehearsal.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Few people know so clearly what they want.
Most people can't even think what to hope for when
they throw a penny in a fountain.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The important thing isn't the house.
It's the ability to make it.
You carry that in your brains and in your hands,
wherever you go...
It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go.
Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else.
- Barbara Kingsolver

People's dreams are made out of what they do all day.
The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits.
It's what you do that makes your soul,
not the other way around.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
- Anatole Broyard

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- Salvador Dali

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

I'd worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick
and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this
opened all sorts of doors for me -
one of them being Star Wars.
- David Prowse

I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on.
Just heavy and leaden.
- John Milius

All government wars are unjust.
- Murray Rothbard

Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as
it is about finding things out.
The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.
- Tom Clancy

Instead of the international police action we had hoped
for during the war in Kosovo,
there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology,
but still in the old style.
- Jurgen Habermas

Apparently the new high-tech Star Wars toys will be in stores any day now.
The toys can talk and are interactive,
so they can be easily distinguished from Star Wars fans.
- Conan O'Brien

I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner,
Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one.
That's the kind of movies I want to make.
- Michelle Rodriguez

Most wars, after all, present themselves as humanitarian
endeavors to help people.
- Howard Zinn

How many wars have been caused by fits of indigestion,
and how many more dynasties have been upset by the
love of woman than by the hate of man.
- Charles Dudley Warner

And, you see, we are living in a world in which all
wars are wars of defense.
- George Wald

I got to meet Mark Hamill.
He signed some Star Wars posters for us.
I saw the fight scenes he had.
He was really into making fun of himself and Star Wars.
- Shannon Elizabeth

I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.
- George Lucas

A great power has to have the discipline not only to
go when necessary but to know when not to go.
Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.
- John Kasich

I haven't been to a movie since somebody gave me free tickets to Star Wars,
which I went to.
- Jack Vance

Things move very slowly in politics.
We seem to fight the same wars over and over again.
- Pete du Pont

The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless
wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.
- Qin Shi Huangdi

The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these
wars should they have been compelled to fight them?
- Frank Chodorov

I'm a huge Star Wars fan.
I lost my Darth Vader watch.
- Rhona Mitra

All wars are planned by old men in council rooms apart.
- Grantland Rice

None of us really understood exactly how much Star
Wars would affect us for the rest of our lives.
- Jake Lloyd

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer.
The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars.
I think it's incumbent upon us to.
- Dan Aykroyd

For ultimately, the only way to win wars,
is to prevent them occurring in the first place.
- Owen Arthur

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

With Star Wars fans, there's so much enthusiasm,
and it's a completely different generation now.
- Peter Mayhew

I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
- Matthew Vaughn

It was times like these when I thought my father,
who hated guns and had never been to any wars,
was the bravest man who ever lived.
- Harper Lee

Immigrants do more than help us win our wars,
or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
- Stephen Ambrose

Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton,
but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
- George Orwell

I believe in compulsory cannibalism.
If people were forced to eat what they killed,
there would be no more wars.
- Abbie Hoffman

At home it's all Batman and Star Wars and they do gang up on me.
Sometimes I don't want to dress up as Darth Vader or play train sets,
so I'll go out for a drink with the girls.
- Sadie Frost

Peace is much more precious than a piece of land...
let there be no more wars.
- Anwar Sadat

The arms race is worse than it ever was,
the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was,
the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
- Daniel Berrigan

I don't feel a lack of hope.
It's just disappointment that after all these years
we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
- Geezer Butler

Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided;
but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
- Theodore Roosevelt

After four or five different wars, I grew weary of that work,
partly because in an open war, open to coverage,
as Vietnam was, it's not that difficult,
really.
- Morley Safer

If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings.
The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.
- Satish Kumar

But I'm not imaginative.
I couldn't look into the future, like Star Wars or
Robots or anything like that.
- Harry Dean Stanton

No two wars are identical.
- Kate Adie

History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.
- Enoch Powell

American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news.
Wars should be over in three days or less,
or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution.
- Evan Thomas


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